GCSE Art Trip to the Art College, Belfast

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Creative energy abounded for Wallace’s Year 11 Art and Design pupils, who spent the morning of Thursday 8th June touring the final year shows at the Art College in Belfast! The annual exhibition showcases the work of all students completing their BA, BDes, MA and MFA courses in the school of Fine Art, Design and the Built Environment, which proved to be a very enjoyable experience.

Our pupils had the opportunity to view work in a vast range of media presentations and other disciplines that included painting, sculpture, printmaking, ceramics, silversmithing, graphic design, product design, interior design, fashion, textiles, architecture and much more! Hazel Bruce, course director in textiles and fashion, gave an inspirational talk on the value of art and design in education and careers. She talked through her own experiences of being at school, her memories of what Art was about and how it would feature in her future. The pupils listened keenly as she enthusiastically spoke of how art and design can touch every part of their lives in a manner in which they would not normally be aware.

Final year textiles student Amy Cranston spoke about her experiences as an Art student and her beautiful linen fashion work on show. The day continued with a visit to the MAC to see their ‘Lost in Narration’ exhibition and the James Wray Gallery to see some work from local artist Philip Flanagan.

Trip organiser, Mrs McPolin, expressed, “the day was not only a great opportunity to give our pupils an introduction to a massive array of disciplines, creative fields and approaches within art and design, all under one roof at the Belfast School Of Art, but also an insight into some of the fantastic art venues we have to visit that are just on our doorstep!”

Last modified: June 20, 2017